The Ministry, Musings and Mishaps from the Parish of St M's in the Village of Merryworth...
Hello and welcome to this new website in which I will be sharing the ministry, musings and mishaps of the unique world that is St M's Parish!
I am delighted that you will be joining me in what promises to be an exciting time for this 12th scale parish, particularly as those church mice will be joining us on this journey and I for one cannot wait to see the adventures that they and that Little Big Cat will be getting up to!
Although the models used for St M's were lovingly designed and cherished by me some time ago, they took something of a battering during my sad move to York in 2013 and as life became ever more difficult and my creativity and optimism deserted me; I left them to unhappily languish in the cold isolation of my shed.
And when in the dying days of our summer last year I finally listened to that little voice telling me that it was time to return to my ministry and having moved them to my large studio in York and despite the long working days; they have now been restored to their former glory.
I share this sorry tale with you as a reminder that no matter how beaten and disappointed life can leave us; there is always hope but only if we never stop hoping!
I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the Lord's house.' And now we are here... Psalm 22:1
And as Sunday January 22 was Homeless Sunday here in the UK I was determined to reopen the doors of St M's Parish Church and having gone to the trouble of creating a feast of tasty goulash in polymer clay for the less fortunate of the parish; I was also determined to put those church mice to work that day.
I should add that the mice who braved the cold to serve up the hot lunch of tasty goulash I had prepared and to raise awareness and support for those who have no home they can call their own - well, they did me proud!
May this year be all that you wish it to be.
Resolution Two: If No One Else Does, I Still Will.'
The Mouse Parish
Resolution One: I Will Live for God...
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